The Body and Golf

Muscle Function

Agonist and Antagonist Activity of Muscles in the Golfer

As rule when a muscle contracts over a joint, an opposing muscle relaxes and extends.

The muscle contracting and producing the movement is known as the "Agonist" and the muscle opposing and extending is known as the "Antagonist".

An example in the right handed golf swing

An example in the right handed golf swing

  • On the back swing the right biceps contracts and the right triceps extends (pays out);
  • On impact the right triceps contracts and right biceps extends;
  • On follow through the right biceps contracts and the right triceps extends

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